Giclée on Epson Hot Press with matte finish and UV glaze
60.95 x 41.91 cm [24 x 16.5 inches]
Edition of 40, signed and numbered.
About the work
Douglas Coupland is an artist and writer, considered to be one of the most notable of his generation. Initially best known for his writing , since the early 1990’s he has published several acclaimed novels, his first being the iconic Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture which launched in 1991 and identified Coupland as a significant new voice able to skilfully capture the zeitgeist of the moment, or as he describes it: "the early 21st century condition’’. Returning to visual arts in 2000, Coupland uses various media including painting, photography, printing, installation and quilts, to cleverly merge pop culture and technology with art historical references ranging from historical painting, to 20th century Pop Art.
The limited edition 'Technical Sunrise Number One', 2014 was specially created for the Whitechapel Gallery in celebration and support of the Gallery’s annual London Art Book Fair (September 26th – 28th) This digital image, depicting a vibrant pseudo-Lichtenstein sunset, was created entirely from luggage barcode tags, industrial printing registration markings and letters from Arial font that have been digitally contorted.
Born in 1961 at the Royal Canadian Airforce base in Baden-Söllingen, West Germany, Coupland moved with his family in 1965 to West Vancouver, British Columbia and studied later at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Hokkaido College of Art and Design in Japan as well as the Sapporo Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan. A selection of Solo exhibitions include DX Design Exchange, Toronto (2004); Canadian High Commission, London (2004); Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (2005); and Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby (2007.). A major retrospective at Vancouver Art Gallery in 2014 is currently on tour.
Coupland lives and works in West Vancouver, British Columbia and is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Canada.
Group exhibitions include JFK Terminal 5, New York (2004); Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg (2008); Cambridge Galleries (2008); Centre for Contemporay Arts, Prague (2008); Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina travelling to Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax and MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (2008-2009); Vancouver Art Gallery (2010-11); and Mass MoCA, North Adams (2012.) extending with Oh, Canada touring to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (2014) and a further group show currently at the CCBB in Sao Paulo (2014).
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